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[NABP] On being too feminist

“You should write an article on what it’s like to date a feminist,” I tell K. He laughs. “You know, I sometimes forget you are a feminist,” he says to me. “Until you say something and then I remember, oh … Continue reading

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Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

In Outliers, one of Malcolm Gladwell’s points is that no achievement is truly individual in nature. We are always standing on the shoulders of timing, geography, the work of the the generations before us, the privileges granted us by our parents, our … Continue reading

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July 2018 Round-Up

Shocking progress after the mid-month report – I only managed to finish two more books. Both were well worth reading. Melissa Dahl’s Cringeworthy: How to Make the Most of Uncomfortable Situations (non-fiction; a look at awkwardness, awkward situations, why we feel awkward, … Continue reading

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Mid-month update: July 2018

Halfway through July, the count is 6 books, and a total of 79 books for the year. I think I’m about 2-3 books behind where I should be in 2018, but hopefully I can make it up some time in … Continue reading

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(Belated) June 2018 Round-Up, Book Haul and Mid-Year Expense Report

I didn’t manage to finish any books after the mid-month round-up, so my June count remains at 9 books. What I did manage to finish: two conference papers, a book chapter I’ve been struggling with for 6 months, and a … Continue reading

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Daily Reads

Sites I read regularly aka The Black Holes I fall into when I’m procrastinating: Advice Columns AskAManager : Has helped me through many work situations and generally in my understanding of professionalism and boundaries at work. (Her book recommendations are also … Continue reading

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Mid month round up for June 2018!

9 books by mid-June, planting me squarely in 73 books for the year. Of note: Aisha Malik For You, I Do The second halal romance from this Bruneian writer about two doctors in a KL hospital – I found the women in … Continue reading

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